I think that you should prolly refrain from making an opinion until you play one as you have no idea how they play or how they sound or anything, all you know at this point (that you've let on) is that you don't like Squiers. This is only my opinion, and in actuality I am a hypocrite for giving it, because I usually dismiss Epiphones simply because they're Epiphones. Really, where I am prolly coming from is that I've played some very nice Squiers in my day and I hate seeing such [what appears to me to be] an awesome new addition to their line dismissed before it's even been tried.
PS I just saw a NAMM video and it has been revealed that they have concentric volume/tone controls for each pickup, which I'm pretty stoked on because that'd be the one mod I would make to the master volume and master tone layout that I previously thought they had. So let's recap all the things these have going for them in my opinion:
-offset body and schnazzy finishes (teh sexies!!!!!)
-jazzmaster pickups (I've become quite a fan as of late)
-individual controls for each pickup and conveniently placed selector switch (Ideal for cleaning up the amp by lowering the volume, albeit this is slightly impractical for me since I have a 4w non-master volume tube amp with no option to increase the gain without cranking it and live in a college dorm room and as such I seldom get any gain out of anything other than my fuzzface. Still I really love this layout, in fact it's one of the few things I like about Les Pauls)
-cheap as frick for a new guitar
Depending on what gear I have to sell/trade in when these become available at my local guitar center and how I feel about the neck and stuff on them. The problem is I already have 3 guitars in my dorm and have literally no room for any more so the only way I immediately see to justify buying it would be to sell my Jag-Stang to buy one since it would clear one guitar out of my dorm and get me more than enough money to afford it. While this isn't something I wanna do right now, but I do have a love/hate relationship with my JS and have at times contemplated getting rid of it and having some extra cash would be quite nice. Also, I'm gassing for either a Tele Deluxe Reissue or a Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin. The Kingpin is really the only one of these that I can really completely justify since I really like it as both an acoustic and an electric and haven't been content with my acoustic in a long time. However, if I got the Tele or the 5th Avenue I would have no extra cash at all. Anyways, we shall see how it all works out for now I'm just sorta thinking aloud.